tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 10pm CW August 27, 2010 9:00pm-9:30pm PST
to be responsible still on the loose. how they crossed paths a fremont police officer in critical tion. the gang . a fremont police officer in critical condition. the gang member thought to be responsible is still object on the loose. a riot inside the prison tonight. 18 and done. that's how california's foster care system works now. why add sock advocates say that is not enough. people that travel thousands of miles into space. the similarities will connect them. the news starts now. this is cbs 5 eyewitness news. good evening, i'm dan a king. tonight a freemont police officer is in critical
condition. freemont officers went to oakland this afternoon to try to arrest a 20-year-old. >> reporter: we're outside high land hospital. the surgeon coming out talking to the media, telling us how he's doing. the surgeon tells us it is a touch and go situation. >> officer young sustained a gunshot wound this afternoon basically through the groin and sustained some critical injuries. >> reporter: he is part of a joint task force tracking down wanted criminals in east oakland. the gunman who opened fire on him was on that wanted list. police chief says his department is on pins and needles until their officer makes it through.
>> we haven't had an officer shot since i've been the chief and that's almost 20 years, so it's not something we encounter every day. >> reporter: after the suspect opened fire he fled to a nearby liquor store where he attempted to steal this car. fortunately he didn't injure the driver. >> he went to another location where he was able to carjack a green mazda. >> reporter: he fled in this green 1999 mazda caught on video. they are warning the public he is considered armed and dangerous. 5'7" with the word dakota tattooed on his -- tonight is surgeon is turning to the
public for help. i would actually urge the public to donate blood if possible. we had to trance trans fuse him extensively. >> let's give you another look at that vehicle description. again, it is a 19994 door mazda, license plate 4mje548. again police are warning the public is bar yen toes are likely armed and dangerous. as for the fremont police officer's condition we are getting updates hour by hour. we will have another update for you at 11:00. there is an awful lot the public can do here. they can give blood, they can give information. >> reporter: and police need
their help. julia, thank you. there is now a $15,000 reward leading to the arrest in the shooting death of a 13-year-old oakland boy. he was killed wednesday night. he and his 15-year-old brother were walking to a gas station to help a friends. investigators say the gunmen went through the teenager's pockets and stole two dollars before running off. investigators have a hunch about the identity of the body they found last night. they suspect the remains are likely that of a 27-year-old pal oh al to man. they say he disamend after he and his brother were attacked by armed men at a marijuana grow house.
from east bay parents are running out of options for day care. the threatened closure of 7 early education centers force some to take matters into their own hands. some parents tried to lock themselves inside the golden gate center. police showed up and negotiations began. it appears that 5 centers have been prevented if closing. the protesters are demanding the state come up with money to keep them all open. firefighters have rejected a proposal that would put dozens of their laid off colleagues back on the job, that as they voice concerns about response time. how they are planning to explain this decision tonight. >> reporter: it has been a busy week both in the field and at the negotiates table.
friday the union voted down a plan. after crunching the numbers the union claims it was more like a 14% pay cut. >> i say we are going to continue to get them back. i also say look for an employer that would appreciate them. clearly the city doesn't. >> reporter: historic -- that includes engine 30. thursday morning 3 fires broke out in the same area in 2 1/2 hours fueling the debate over increased response time. this burned for 10 minutes before fire trucks arrived. >> i have no doubt our fire union will. >> reporter: friday afternoon yet another fire popped up in the same area as the day before. the response time for this fire was 7 minutes. and remember engine 30, well,
this would have been their call. so the big question is would engine 30 have gotten here in less time? it could have been faster if engine 30 was in quarters and all others. for business owner david graham, this was his second blaze in as many days. >> does it make you nervous knowing that there are less firefighters out there. >> maybe a little bit more after these fires, yeah. >> reporter: are the layoffs affecting response time? are the firefighters being too greedy? that all depends on who you ask. a fight broke out at the old fulsome prison. chris joins us with the latest. >> reporter: we got here just
after 8:00 and a guard said he was glad he was leaving because it was absolutely crazy in there. in the time we have been here, we have seen at least half a dozen ambulances leaving from inside the prison. we're told that 7 inmates were injured. none suffering major injuries. we're told it involved about 250 inmates. just moments ago a prison spokesperson told us this happened around dinner time. they cannot confirm how many inmates total were inside the yard but they do know where the fight started. >> it started on the handball court. it was a spur of the moment thing. >> reporter: and what measures were taken to try to calm this riot. >> we fired three blast
dispersion aids and 20-40- millimeter less lethal rounds. >> reporter: at this time prison officials are not able to confirm for us how many of the prisoners were injured in the fight or how many were injured in the efforts to stop the riot. we are expecting officials to come out a little bit later. they say right now they know it started in the handball yard but they don't know exactly why it started. reporting, i'm chris. thank you for that report. also on the news tonight, think about when you were 18 years old. were you ready to go it alone? well, foster kids in california are forced to fend for themselves when they turn 18. a 49er player is using his star power to try to change that.
showers her guinea pig with love. >> i don't know my mother and my father, he's really close to me, like across the street, but he doesn't talk to me. >> despite that, she is going to junior college to try to change that. but she worries about being homeless. >> i'm very worried. i think about it every day. i think about what am i going to do for money. >> reporter: it's a hard fact of life in the foster care system. for foster kids their 18 birthday can be a bittersweet occasion because the one entity that's cared for them, the state of california has to cut them off. >> they are homeless, incarcerated, pregnant on drugs, it's a sad reality of
what happens to a young person who they leave foster care. >> reporter: a nonprofit that provides housing, gas vouchers for foster kids like abby. >> you recall at age 18, 19, to be put on the street and expect to survive on your own is really a fall asy. >> reporter: a proposed change could make a difference for thousands more. assemble bill 12 would help extend the amount of time a youngster can stay in foster care from 18 to 21. and the bill has some strong backing, quarterbacking that is. he has a foundation in san diego and he even testified before a senate committee. >> it used to be 21 a long team ago and then we took it back to 18 because it was cheaper. but i think we found it doesn't
make sense. because in the end these kids end up being a drain on the system and we end up paying for it on the back ends. so a little more money up front can really help make the difference in their lives. >> reporter: abby is helping it will cross the desk. >> if you give me more resources i will be able to apply myself, more time not to worry about housing or where i'm going to live, what am i going to do, how i'm going to eat. i'm going to be worrying about school. >> reporter: by going to college abby is the exception, not the rule. she hopes that won't be the case forever. in san jose, cbs 5. you can see alex smith and the 49ers play the raiders tomorrow. you can catch the game right here starting at 9:00 p.m.
if you and 32 coworkers were trapped in a studio apartment for 4 months, how would you cope. how a psychiatrist says those 32 miners will be able to cope until christmas. so we have the raiders, we have the 49ers, we have football action on saturday and your pinpoint forecast is right up after this. ,,,,,,,,,,
family and friends are getting their family and friends are getting the first look at 33 men trapped inside the chillian copper mine. after 17 days in that mine, those men appear thinner but remain relatively healthy. rescuers are drilling an escape hole to dry to bring the men to safety, but it could take months before they are free. while they are upbeat now, they may change over time. an expert in psychology tells us how the men might cope in the grueling months ahead. >> what do you think they are going through right now?
>> well, i think right now they are keeping a stiff upper lip. >> reporter: a psychiatrist who has done extensive studying on people in confinement. he has studied -- he says the miners look excited now but in a few weeks it could start to wear on them. >> the video showed them kind of out of or i can, a lot of confidence -- you for i can. it's after you have been isolated 4 to 6 weeks when you start to see factors. people are isolated and confined. they have to deal with the same group of people over and over. this this group of 33 they will probably form sub groups, which means people will get together with groups like them and they may start to have one sub group kind of being the safe place
and another sub group being the enemy. >> says it's also possible they will bond together in positive ways. he suggests sending down fun foods and gifts. >> what should they be told and what should they not be told. >> i think they should be told the truth. i think it's important that people feel they are part of a team and that they feel that people up above are really trying to help them. they can talk to their families frequently and privately, that's very important. >> are you worried about them? >> i am worried about them because it's going to be a tough grind. i think we can support them and give them every chance to vent late and also take care of themselves. >> reporter: joe vasquez, cbs
5. we should keep contact with them. we're going to turn to roberta right now and see what we have for the weekend. >> we have much cooler weather moving into the bay area. this is the scene earlier when the cloud were out. 61 degrees in san francisco. it made it all the way up to the 80s. but we will see the skies clear out according to our pinpoint forecast. again the stratus is not going to be a problem for saturday. we're going to see hints of it and then the low clouds, patchy fog will continue to dissipate and move out because we have an area of low pressure that's going to mix out that layer. it's going to throw some clouds in our forecast. cooler air mass associated with it. now, tonight overnight, into the 50s and a few low 60s.
i have to tell you with the trough passing through i can't rule out the possibility of a wayward sprinkle or two. 70s across the peninsula, the average high is 83. otherwise we are counting on 72 when we should be in the high 80s. by the way, in the park, i hope to see you there. it's a wonderful fundraiser for children with life threatening diseases. 73 and partly cloudy. meanwhile to the north of the golden gate bridge, with a chance of a sprinkle, 74 degrees. warmer on sunday than it will be on saturday. barely. and then it looks like we have some seasonal temperatures returning before we go back up into the lower 90s by wednesday or thursday. >> you love it. >> reporter: i do, it's made it so fun this summer.
of new orleans underwater. the 350-mile perimeter of levees, gates and pumps are designed to hold back another massive storm surge. the new system is supposed to be finished next year but some experts argue that it is still a patchwork perimeter with weaklings. it's the largest civil project in the army corps of civil engineers. british airways is apologizing for an automated system that told passengers they were about to crash. the message said that the plane was about to crash into the sea. the plane was over water at the time. the crew immediately told passengers that the message was a mistake, not the worry. the airline is trying to determine if it was human error or simply a computer glitch. >> reporter: tiger moves down
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hits. they now lead the as by 9 1/2 games. rationals rookie is set to undergo tommy john surgery and will miss all of the season. so much for the old tiger woods being back. he shoots a 73 and is 4 shots behind jason day. and finally we're less than 24 hours from the battle of the bay. what channel is the television on. >> cw. >> reporter: thank you, joe. the 9ers and raiders tomorrow night on the cw. >> reporter: he was pod willing like -- tiger. >> i thought he was back yesterday, today not so much. >> what channel are we on?